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Great Paxton, Cambridgeshire

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Great Paxton, Cambridgeshire

Great Paxton is a village near Little Paxton in Huntingdonshire, England, north of St Neots. The cruciform Saxon church dates from the 11th century. The village shares the Great Ouse valley with the river and the East Coast Railway Line. It, and its church, are one of the oldest areas to exist in East Anglia, with records dating back to about 100BC. Curiously, Great Paxton is much smaller than Little Paxton with a population of around 800.
Administrative CountyCambridgeshire
Traditional CountyHuntingdonshire
OS GridTL2063
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityCambridgeshire

Other names by which Great Paxton, Cambridgeshire has been known in the past

Paxton ~ Paxton Great

Great Paxton, Cambridgeshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Paxton, Great, par. and vil., Huntingdonshire, on river Ouse, 3 miles NE. of St Neots, 1120 ac., pop. 261; near the vil. is Paxton Hill House.

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